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After Dark

After Dark - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami everyone's favorite author has a weak point or odd "off" work, and for Haruki Murakami, this is my vote. not that it's terrible. I think I was originally leaning towards the 4/5 after completion, and really, anything H. Murakami is instantly devoured, but after a little reflection and seeing all the books laid out on this website with the ability to rank/compare each, I have to downgrade this to the 3/5.

why: no epic sweep of a life, no ten or twenty years' including ups and downs explored, no mysterious quest to a distant corner of Japan (or environs). all action takes place in a single night, and in a sense, it feels like this is Murakami's least effort put into a novel.

not terrible; but the last of the Murakami books I would save if last copies were burning in the Louvre...